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MS SPA 21-0015 Hospital Outpatient Services submitted to CMS

State Plan Amendment (SPA) 21-0015 is being submitted to allow the Division of Medicaid (DOM) to 1) set the fees for hospital outpatient services the same as those in effect on July 1, 2021, and 2) allow Rural Hospitals that have fifty (50) or fewer licensed beds who opt to not be reimbursed using the OPPS payment methodology be reimbursed based on 101% of the rate established under Medicare for a two (2) year period, effective July 1, 2021. These changes are being made to be in compliance with Miss. Code § 43-13-117, amended by MS Senate Bill 2799, effective July 1, 2021. Additional authority: Miss. Code § 43-13-121.

For more information, read the submitted SPA pages.